REGISTER for the film/tv demo class BELOW!
WEDNESDAYS starting May 31 at 7 PM in New York • $795
Class 7:00-10:00 May 31, June 7, 14 + filming week of June 19-23
with HOMELAND's Casting Director Kimberly Graham, CSA
THURSDAYS starting June 15 at 7 PM in New York • $795
Class 7:00-10:00 June 15, 22, 29 + filming week of July 5-12
with Independent Casting Director, Tisha Ioli
COMEDY SPECIAL! THURSDAYS starting June 29 at 7 PM in New York • $595
Class 7:30-10:00 June 29 & July 6 + filming week of July 10-14
with THREE'S COMPANY, Richard Kline
This class is specifically for COMEDY demo scenes. Actors will do 1 scene with 2 weeks of coaching
THURSDAYS starting June 8 at 7pm in Los Angeles • $795
Class 7:00-10:00 June 8, 15, 22 + filming week of June 26-30
with SCANDAL's Brian Letscher
If you're pursuing film and TV, it's imperative that you have either a film and TV demo or clips of your work to show agents and casting directors. Also, you need a demo or clips of your work if you're submitting on websites like Actors Access. If you don't have them, your competition is getting placed above you, and you're probably not even being looked at by casting directors. In partnership with Actors Connection, Reproductions offers you a great solution. Spend three weeks working with a casting director or industry guest followed by filming on set with an experienced filmmaker to create high-quality footage, build experience on screen and on set and capture scenes for your specific type. We have two classes per month in New York, and a new class available in Los Angeles!
3 weeks of group and individual rehearsal sessions with a casting director or industry professional
2 partner scenes, fully produced with professional lighting and sound
audio clean up and background music
delivered via Vimeo with a downloadable link
experience on screen and on set
Limited to 10 actors
Filming 2 scenes + coaching would usually cost $1800 and up!
By registering for this class, you have the opportunity to access all programming at Actors Connection.
This class is also PERFECT for those actors who have already been compiling material for a film and TV demo, but are missing certain types of roles. Actors can bring in scene ideas for this class. Actors may register as pairs to take this class as well.
Bonus: You'll receive a discount code for Demo Editing upon completion of the class.
Week 1: Your casting director will cast and work with you on two contrasting short film/TV partner scenes. Scenes and partner pairings will be determined according to each actor’s type and needs.
Week 2-3: Rehearse these scenes one-on-one with the casting director, building an invaluable relationship.
Filming: Shoot these scenes on location with professional sound, lighting and 4K camera equipment with a filmmaker and editor. Shooting times determined by the actors and filmmaker within the week after the class.
What's Next? Within two weeks after your class and filming is complete, you'll receive two high-quality, fully-produced, cinematic scenes to post on your website, add to your current demo reel (discount upon completing the class!) or upload directly to your Actors Access profile or other industry sites.
Michelle Cutolo is an associate casting director with Brette Goldstein Casting and predominantly casts for film, TV and commercials. She has a decisive creative approach that experienced actors relate to and a portfolio with an emphasis on clever, funny and creative. Recent credits include: feature films Crazy Famous and Hedgehog, Lifetime Movie Network's I Love You But I Lied, the NY TV series Donny! on USA Network, The Karate Tortoise, and a pilot for truTV. Past film and TV projects include: AdFirm, Sharknado 2, But Not for Me, Engram, Reaching Home, Small Miracles, Ten-One, My Bad Trip, Odd Mom Out and just under 100 commercials. You can also see Michelle's narrative work at www.michellecutolo.com.
Kimberly Graham • With years of experience casting feature films, TV projects, commercials and theater, Kimberly's credits include working with Judy Henderson on the Emmy award-winning hit Showtime series Homeland. Recent credits include the film An Hour Past A Lifetime, the web series Redheads Anonymous and It's All About Me as well as the off-Broadway play Blood Moon and Death of the Liberty Party for the New Ohio. For all of Kimberly's credits, visit her IMDb page.
Tisha Ioli has been a freelance casting director, teacher and coach for more than 25 years. A former actor, Tisha casts for numerous high profile NY offices, including Don Case Casting, Donna Deseta Casting, Kipperman Casting, Strickman-Ripps and Jennifer Ajemian Casting. Recent commercial projects include: Minolta, Staples, Chili's, Smile Train, Eukanuba, Pepsi, Bank of America and Ikea. Most recently she assisted on casting the indie films Rapid Eye Movement and The Atlantic Motel. As a private coach, she has had the pleasure of working with her clients on commercials, monologues and scene work.
Michael Cerisano is a filmmaker, director and photographer. A Rutgers graduate, he's filmed and edited numerous short films, documentaries, music videos and indie features. His documentary Carbon Copy won Best Documentary at The Mason Gross School of the Arts. His work with Broadway Audio and Lighting led him to work on a variety of Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Wicked, Disgraced, Rock of Ages and Aladdin to name a few. He has filmed and edited hundreds of scenes for Actors Connection and Reproductions.
Eve Battaglia CSA has been a casting director in NYC for 20 years, working on film, TV and theater projects. Eve cast Angela Robinson's PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMAN, which will be distributed by Sony, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. Other recent projects include Michael O'Shea's feature debut THE TRANSFIGURATION, (2016 Cannes Film Festival/Un Certain Regard, SXSW 2017), Chadd Harbold's LONG NIGHTS, SHORT MORNINGS starring Shiloh Fernandez (SXSW 2016), Ben Dickinson's CREATIVE CONTROL (SXSW 2015, Special Jury Prize, released 3/16 by Magnolia and Amazon, Indiewire top 10 of 2016), and ONE MORE TIME starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard (Tribeca FF 2015). She also did the US casting for the hit Netflix series LILYHAMMER. Eve cast TRANSAMERICA, for which star Felicity Huffman won the Golden Globe, SAG and the Indie Spirit award, in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award. She was nominated for a Casting Society of America award for Best Casting of an Independent Feature for TRANSAMERICA.
Brian Letscher has been a professional actor and writer for 18 years, recently seen as 'Tom Larsen' in the hit show SCANDAL. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and then spending five years as a college football coach, Brian moved to New York City and pursued acting full-time. Classes, Off-Off Broadway and a four-month intensive at The Public Theatre Shakespeare Lab led to professional work in theatre, television and film. In 2007 he also had his first play produced by actor Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre Company. A move to LA led to more work, including the role of 'Tom Larsen' on SCANDAL. Brian's second play, SMART LOVE, finished a sold-out run at The Purple Rose Theatre in March, 2017. He continues to develop his own work.
Peter Macaluso is a LA/NYC based filmmaker. He founded Macarony Productions in 2005 and directed three no-budget feature length films by the age of 23. He produced a 104 episode comedy webseries, Nepotism, from 2013-2015. It had multiple episodes featured by Funny or Die. His zombie short, Died This Way, and Nepotism episode, Street Credit, have both reached Immortal Status on the site. His short, Lonely People, was selected as a Top 200 Finalist for HBO's Project Greenlight. His channels recently passed the 4,500,000 views landmark. He's passionate about Batman, Olympic wrestling, pitbull puppies, and Grumpy Cat.